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03-13-2017 Marina Seca San Carlos 8 stbd lightning-strike ground plate

03-13-2017 Marina Seca San Carlos 8 stbd lightning-strike ground plate

View of starboard hull, looking toward keel and aft-wards. This is the ground plate we installed in 2011 as a countermeasure against lightning strikes. No; the plate does not prevent lightning strikes; it is intended to direct a lightning bolt's electrical current into the water and away from critical metallic items like thru-hulls. Haven't been hit by lightning since installation, FWIW.

Also observe how clean the hull and hull paint are.

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